Structurally, Familia Cena consists of a black
box measuring approximately 5 metres by 3 metres.
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In this assemblage of tapestries and ceramics, MM
decompartmentalizes the techniques in the service of dialogue (because to
decompartmentalize means to eliminate what prevents communication). And
communication is precisely the main course of this family meal. The association
of skewed images allows for questions about society, the evolution of taste and
ideas, comparing generational viewpoints.
Five tapestries circumscribes the scene of Familia Cenas. This type of
medieval ornament was meant to enlighten guests about the host's values, but
here it acts as the television sets that bombard us with their media debates.
Transformed into summaries of journalistic reports, Joseph Kuhn-Régnier's
illustrations (taken from an old children's book) mingle in a colorful pile of
topics in vogue.
On the table, in the form of plates, The Seven Ages of Man by Antonio
Federighi (1444-1490) establish new relationships, expressed by six plates and
a seventh, central on the table : Decrepitas. Does the positioning of the ages
denounce the youthfulness of today's society, where the time of decrepitude, now
a dustbin, is ready to receive the discards thrown by others? Or is it the
other way around? The object and subject of the family meal, these open,
multi-voiced receptacles welcome diverse discourses, giving rise to divergence.
The experience is primarily sensory and individual. Visitors
are encouraged to "listen to their own gaze." Do they feel
strengthened in their judgment, based on their own references?
The price refers to a set of 5 tapestries + a set of 7 plates, each work being numbered and signed. The tapestries are produced in a maximum of 5 series of 5 assorted pieces, and the plates in 7 series of 7.